In Memoriam : Christen Smith

Christen Smith Christen Lynette Smith - age: 62
(May 16, 1961 to August 26, 2023 )
Resident of Exeter, California

Visitation Information:
Graveside Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 6th at Exeter Memorial Cemetery.

It comes with great sadness that we announce our beloved mother, and grandmother Christen Smith, 62, of Exeter passed away Saturday, August 26th at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 16, 1961 in Exeter, California to the late Elmer and Corene Keys. Christen was a seventh generation from Exeter. For over 30 years she grew citrus and sold produce, along with fresh orange juice at the San Luis Obispo County Farmers Market. She loved to go camping and fishing. There was no fish safe from Chris’ rod. In the last 10 years she had picked up Elk hunting which she enjoyed very much.
She was extremely funny and honest. She had no fear of telling someone exactly how she felt. She took great pride in telling everyone that she was the “Meanest Grandma in the West” even though she truly loved being a grandmother and great grandmother.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, two daughters, Susie Hendrix and Amber Smith, both of Exeter; two sons, Joshua Hendrix of Exeter and Matt Smith (Jessica) of Searcy, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Bryant Hendrix (Desiree) and their little ones, Travis and Cole, Larry and Lizzy Williams, Landon Almanza, and Lawsyn Michalk, all of Exeter, and Eva, Elijah, and Noah Smith of Searcy, Arkansas; one brother, David Keys; and longtime boyfriend, Richard Clevenger of Elderwood, California. In addition to her parents,
Christen was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Smith.